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Pickles

This post was inspired by my friend Em Inkles and her new Facebook group: Pickled Blog Project. This is an amazing group of caring, supportive bloggers and if you are looking for a tribe, I highly recommend it! #PickledBlogs Background I grew up in the restaurant business. At 12 I was hostessing and bussing tables.… Continue reading Pickles

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Customer Service · Work

A Short Funny Story: Mr. Mary Kay

Normally I don’t talk about my job but sometimes there are stories that need to be told or what kind of blogger am I? It’s no secret, I absolutely love my co-workers. Many of them keep me laughing all throughout the day and as many of you might expect, I have a high threshold for… Continue reading A Short Funny Story: Mr. Mary Kay

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Customer Service · Family · First World Problems · Kids · Soccer

I Want to Marry This Hotel

If I could marry this hotel I would. If a hotel was a spirit animal, this would be it. I love this hotel so much. But Hot Mess, you haven’t even told us where you are! Oh gosh, sorry! I’m in Bethesda, Maryland at the Canopy Hotel by Hilton. P has a soccer tournament here… Continue reading I Want to Marry This Hotel

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Customer Service · Family · Kids · Parenting · Ridiculousness · Soccer

Why I’m Picky With Hotels

When I go on trips whether it be business or for pleasure, I want to throat punch anyone that says things like, We’ll barely be in our room. I just need a clean bed to sleep in. WTF? I mean seriously. For the past few years my husband has been the team admin for my… Continue reading Why I’m Picky With Hotels

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Customer Service · Kids · Rants

Nothing is Working and I Want to Suck My Thumb

Nothing is working and I had a meltdown in the Mc Donald’s parking lot today. There, I said it. It started when my son got up at 5 a.m. to work on homework. At 7 a.m. I come down to find him under a blanket, watching ESPN. “What in the world are you doing?” I… Continue reading Nothing is Working and I Want to Suck My Thumb

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Customer Service · Family · Kids · Parenting · Pop Culture · Rants

Los Angeles- Day 2- The Supreme Store

You ever go into a store and either one or all of the staff makes you feel like you don’t belong there? Like you are the nerdy middle schooler trying to sit with the popular kids and though you do acquire a seat with them, it’s at the end of the table and everyone’s back… Continue reading Los Angeles- Day 2- The Supreme Store

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Customer Service · Family · Kids · Parenting · Rants

6 Tips on How to Avoid S*** Hole Hotels

I’ve stayed at a ton of hotels in my lifetime, thanks to many years of business trips and occasionally a little to no lodging budget. Some of the best hotels included the Soho Grand, The Mondrian, The W in New Orleans, Atlanta and NYC, The Shore Club and my personal favorite, The Hotel at the… Continue reading 6 Tips on How to Avoid S*** Hole Hotels

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Customer Service · Getting to Know You · Rants

How to be a Decent Human Being at a Restaurant

Ah the restaurant. Where bread is broke amongst friends and memories are made. It’s that special place where first dates take place and lovers are popping the question. Birthday wishes are bestowed at one table while a new business is being created at another. Restaurants are sacred in the respect they are the temple of… Continue reading How to be a Decent Human Being at a Restaurant

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Customer Service · Kids · Pop Culture · Ridiculousness

An Open Letter to All Airlines

Dear Airlines, I am sitting here in my pajamas, typing this letter to you. My bed is calling but alas, I cannot answer. Why? Because I have to pick my sons and sister-in-law up at the airport at 11 tonight. Now, while my in-laws chose this amazing time for us to have to pick them… Continue reading An Open Letter to All Airlines

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Customer Service · Work

Compromise- The Art of Negotiating

I’ve never been to a class on negotiating nor read a book about Compromise, I don’t even know if I’m good at it. I do however practice it often and know what I just negotiated in less than a week: I sold my son’s hover board. Originally the asking price was $85, I sold it for… Continue reading Compromise- The Art of Negotiating

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